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posted Jun 5, 2019

Old Trails, New Systems: Re-Imagining Existing Trail Networks

by Peter Dolan with New York - New Jersey Trail Conference, Joshua Osowski with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Are you ready to view old trail networks with fresh eyes?


posted Jun 5, 2019

Making it Count: Analyzing Trail Use Data in New York and Connecticut

by Laura Brown with University of Connecticut, Dylan Carey with Parks and Trails New York, Jennifer Ceponis with Capital District Transportation Committee, Emily Dozier with Dutchess County Transportation Council, Kristina Kelly with Connecticut Trail Census, James Stevens with ConsultEcon, Inc.

Presenters outline the techniques used and lessons learned from trail counts in New York and Connecticut.


posted Jun 5, 2019

Sustainable Trail Development and Education in Patagonia

by Jed Talbot with OBP Trailworks, LLC

This PTBA Technical Track session describes trail development in remote area's of Argentine Patagonia.


posted Jun 5, 2019

Lessons Learned from Creative Problem-Solving

by Yves Zsutty with City of San Jose - Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services

In this presentation find out what worked and what didn't with San Jose, California's urban trail network.


posted Jun 4, 2019

Rails-with-Trails: Lessons Learned

by Jared Fijalkowski with Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Eli Griffen with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

This session demonstrates how communities can develop Rails-with-Trails that facilitate both rail and active transportation.


posted Jun 4, 2019

Planning and Building Trails in Under-Served Urban Communities with Multiple Partners

by Daniel Ashworth with Alta Planning + Design, Sara Patterson with Michael Baker International

Two case studies lay out the opportunities and challenges with completing trails through a lengthy planning, design, and construction process with multiple planning partners and project funders.


published Jan 2014

Multi-use Trail Surface Study

by Connecticut Equine Advisory Council

The Equine Advisory Council conducted research and interviews throughout Connecticut to determine project cost and general installation, maintenance, environmental impacts, and suitability for multiple user groups for various surface materials.


published Feb 2014

National Trail Surfaces Study

by U.S. Access Board, National Center on Accessibility

In 2007 the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) entered into an agreement with the U.S. Access Board and National Park Service to investigate natural firm and stable surface alternatives when creating accessible pedestrian trails, including crushed stones, packed soil, and other natural material.


posted Apr 23, 2019

IMBA Announces Fourth Trail Labs Event

Trail Labs are intensive two-day workshops designed to catalyze the next generation of great places to ride mountain bikes.


published Jun 2020

Skills and Competencies Upon Which to Build the Trails Industry

by American Trails Staff

Categories, lists, and definitions of skills used in trails and greenways work, along with links to classes and resources for training.


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Aqua Creek Products

Missoula, Montana

Aqua Creek believes in improving the lives of individuals of all abilities by providing access to activities through the use of affordable recreation, fitness, and ability enhancing equipment.


9889 Garrymore Lane, Missoula, Montana 59808
Toll Free: (888) 687-3552 | Local: (406) 549-0769 | International: +1-406-549-0769 • [email protected]

MaxiForce Bollards / Blue Ember Technologies

Sykesville, Maryland

MaxiForce Traffic Control Bollards come in collapsible, removable, and fixed units with features you can only get from MaxiForce, and an unparalleled support experience.


7560 Main Street, Sykesville, Maryland 21784
(410) 552 9888 • [email protected]

UP! Outside

Jordan, Minnesota

UP! Outside and our network of partners can perform many functions for you including: Project management, grant writing and reporting, event management, guidebook creation management, natural surface trail design, cartog...


8051 W 195th St, Jordan, Minnesota 55352
(612) 965-8619 • [email protected]

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